Should HIV-infected adults with chronic unsuppressed viraemia have a treatment break before starting a new HIV regimen? Evidence Update, HIV/AIDS Series, March 2007.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Pai NP, Lawrence J, Reingold AL, Tulsky JP. Structured treatment interruptions (STI) in chronic unsuppressed HIV infection in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006148. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006148.
Patients changing HIV treatment due to drug resistant HIV should not have a treatment break before starting the new regimen.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2